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Know your application: Choosing the right tires for your medium-duty truck

If you came here looking for a quick and easy explanation of what kind of tires to spec for your medium-duty trucks, well, I’m afraid it’s not that simple. The problem with saying “medium-duty tires” is that it’s not an easily definable category—the medium-duty market comprises a vast array of applications. There’s food and beverage,

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Michelin introduces new regional drive-position tire

Michelin Americas Truck Tires has introduced the Michelin X Multi D, a regional drive-position tire, for use in less-than-truckload, pick-up and delivery, food and beverage and other vocational segments. Michelin says it is bringing this tire to market to serve the demanding needs of regional fleets, specifically those with 4×2 and 6×2 configurations. The tire

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Uniroyal introduces LD10 long-haul drive tire

Michelin North America’s Uniroyal brand has announced the addition of the Uniroyal LD10 for commercial trucks, a SmartWay-verified long-haul drive tire. The Uniroyal LD10 is available in two sizes, 275/80R22.5 with load range G and 11R22.5 with load range H. “We continue to expand the Uniroyal portfolio to meet the needs of our owner-operator and fleet

Fuel efficiency: where the rubber meets the road

There are significant fuel savings to be had by specifying the right tires. Fleet Equipment asked tire makers to weigh in on the tire designs and compounds that can help fleets save fuel. “Tires are third on the list of the top 10 controllable fuel economy factors,” says Roger Best, project engineer for Bridgestone Tires.

Oliver Rubber Co. introduces new regional/long-haul trailer retread

Retread company Oliver Rubber Co. LLC has announced the launch of the ORCO HS Trailer, a trailer-position retread for regional and long-haul applications. “The ORCO HS Trailer delivers a cost-efficient solution for single- and tandem-axle trailers in this new, modern Oliver product,” said Adam Murphy, vice president of marketing for Michelin Americas Truck Tires. “It provides a

Michelin adds new sizes to Defender LTX M/S tire lineup

Michelin has announced that it is expanding the Michelin Defender LTX M/S tire line with more than 30 new tire sizes. The tire is now available for nearly 75% of the light-truck vehicles on the road today. Released last summer, the Defender LTX M/S with EverTread combines durable tread life and all-weather traction in a single tire

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Pressure points: Relieving the pain of inflated tire costs

There’s no getting around tire costs—this is where the rubber meets the road, literally. It’s a constant. However, keeping your tires properly inflated is one of the most important operational efficiencies that you can monitor and control to keep your tires rolling as cost-effectively as possible to get the most out of your tires and

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Michelin introduces new drive-position retread

Michelin Americas Truck Tires has introduced the Michelin MD XDN 2 Pre-Mold retread, a drive-position retread made for regional, medium-duty vehicles with 19.5-in. tires. “Delivery fleets are faced with tough start-stop, turning and curbing conditions as they get their products to market each day,” said Adam Murphy, vice president of marketing for Michelin Americas Truck

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Michelin releases X Works Z tire for mixed on-, off-road applications

Michelin Americas Truck Tires has introduced the Michelin X Works Z, an all-position tire, for mixed on/off road applications. The Michelin X Works Z features a 50% wider protector ply and a thicker layer of cushion gum than leading competitive tires, the company said; together, these provide extra protection and casing durability. It also offers a 5%

Michelin introduces new pre-mold retread

Michelin Americas Truck Tires introduced the Michelin X One XZU S+ Pre-Mold retread—an all-position, next-generation wide-base single—for waste and refuse trucks that operate in demanding urban environments. This retread delivers up to 50% greater wear life compared to their previous iteration, and is designed with a special winged tread for maximum shoulder protection in high-scrub applications, the company

Michelin releases X Line Energy Z line-haul steer tire

Michelin Americas Truck Tires launched the Michelin X Line Energy Z tire for line-haul steer applications. The new tire replaces the Michelin XZA3+ and is SmartWay verified. The Michelin X Line Energy Z features a patented dual-energy compound tread. The top layer controls tread stiffness and stress to reduce irregular wear. Decoupling grooves and directional miniature

Michelin, Aperia release wheel-mounted Michelin Auto Inflate

Michelin Americas Truck Tires and Aperia Technologies Inc. have teamed up to introduce Michelin Auto Inflate, a wheel-mounted tire-management solution that allows fleets to automatically maintain optimal tire pressure. Leaky valve stems, extreme temperature changes and human error can all lead to underinflated tires and that results in costly downtime. According to Michelin, Auto Inflate can

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